An exterior of the Magic Castle, a club for magicians. (Courtesy of the Magic Castle)
At the top of a winding driveway on the edge of Hollywood Heights sits a huge Victorian mansion. Guests in suits, gowns and diaphanous shawls step out at the valet stand. You can pick out the newcomers by their wide eyes taking in the looming mansion, the water fountain and the stained glass owl in the window up high. Before they enter, couples snap photos together. It’s their last chance to memorialize what is sure to be a memorable night at the Magic Castle, the Los Angeles clubhouse for magicians.